Archive for May, 2015

From the John Buchan Society Dinner to Truth and Reconciliation at Congress 2015 May 31st, 2015

Just over a week ago I attended a formal dinner held by the John Buchan Society at the National Club in Toronto. It was a posh event whose activities included the reading of a letter of welcome from Governor General David Johnston and a visit, via Skype, from Buchan’s granddaughter, Lady Deborah Stewartby, who […]

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Wildfire in Northern British Columbia May 11th, 2015

Looking southwest across Ness Lake this afternoon I can see a large plume of smoke rising from the Little Bobtail Lake fire, which has been burning for the past three days and has now engulfed 3500 hectares of forest.  Although the fire is raging eighty kilometres away from my home, it seems much closer; last night as it […]

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Coleridge in Wales Festival 2016 May 6th, 2015

Next summer Welsh singer and facilitator Richard Parry will be leading a band of Coleridge enthusiasts–including artists, musicians, poets, actors, storytellers, politicians, and many others–on a tour of Wales, retracing the route Coleridge himself followed on his Welsh walking tours during the late eighteenth century.  This “travelling band” will “perform, engage with the public, attend festival events, […]

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